DIY Mason Jar Projects for a Grand Showing of Southern Hospitality

During the holidays we get lots of visitors. Okay truth be told we have visitors regardless of the holidays but that is beside the point. The point is that it’s always nice to go the extra mile to make a guest feel special; give them a heartfelt experience. I found some DIY projects that will allow you to be even more hospitable this season.

Here are more ways to use those little pretties!

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

by: The Blissfully Content Life

A Mason Jar re-purposed into a soap dispenser. That’s charming. I’m imagining some vanilla scented soap for guests to was up just before the meal.  You can find the tutorial for these here: Homemade Christmas Canning Jar Soap Dispenser.

Baby Lotion Mason Jar

by: Girl In Air

 To go along with the soap dispenser, I’m digging the idea of having a lotion dispenser too. Sitting by the fire or near a heater during cold winter months tend to dry out your hands. Providing this for guests to use would be a blessing indeed! You can view the full tutorial here: DIY Canning Jar Baby Lotion Dispenser.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

by: Legume Loyalist

Okay so this is a dessert and it probably should have been listed yesterday but…if I come to your house to visit I would like for you to make these for me so I listed them here. 🙂 Get the recipe instructions here: Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark in a Mason Jar.

mason jar matches holder

by: Craftaholics Anonymous

Matches are used for so many things in cooler months: lighting fires, grills, candles, and of course, to fire pits. I think this is the most adorable way to store them. It is practical too! To get the full tutorial visit here: Mason Jar Matches Holder.


Mason Jar Utensil Holder

by: A Soft Place to Land

This one is a classic. Use decorative or seasonal napkins to line the jar and store each guests utensils inside. You can take it one step further and create tags with each guest’s name so they can also be used as place cards.! You can read more about it here: Mason Jar Utensil Holder.

Mason Jar Hospitality Glasses Sharpies

by: Hostess With the Mostess

One thing we are accustomed to is using ugly plastic cups at parties and get togethers. We use Sharpies to claim our cups and still they end up getting tossed in the trash. I like this solution to that problem. It is Mason Jars used as glasses and they are prettied up with materials you probably have on hand. To read the full article visit here: Mason Jar Hospitality Glasses (with Sharpies!).


For the next 10 days I will be posting about various ways to use Mason Jars to make the holidays more festive, frugal, and meaningful. Join me and the following bloggers as we take you through “10 Days of”. [sponsored by Heart of the Matter Online]

Be sure to visit these brilliant women during our 10 days adventure between November 7th-18th! I love these ladies and we know you will too.

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Creative Writing | Chocolate on My Cranium
Crockpot Meals | The Happy Housewife
Godly Marriage | Women Living Well
Growing Leaders | Mom’s Mustard Seeds
Homeschooling High School | Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
I Wish I Had Known | Fruit in Season
Keeping Your Marbles | The Tie That Binds Us
Kid-friendly Food | Planner Perfect
Language Arts Lesson Planning | Jimmie’s Collage
Learning Apps | Daze of Adventure
More JESUS in Christmas | Preschoolers and Peace
Peaceful Home | Raising Arrows
Raising a Life-Long-Learner | Bright Ideas Press
Science with Math | Blog, She Wrote
Teaching Values | Our Journey Westward
Winning your Child’s Heart | I Take Joy


  1. I’m beginning to understand the infinite possibilities of mason jars. Cheers to that!!

  2. I am so enjoying this series… Especially since I have a lot of jars on hand. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Great ideas! The link for the canning jar soap dispenser led me to the peppermint fudge dessert. I’m guessing it’s a lot like the next link, but just in case it was easier…


  4. Love, love, love these ideas!!!

  5. Laurie Decker says:

    Very enjoyable article. I will be trying to give more gifts with meaning this year and I enjoy any ideas you will be passing along. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hello! I came over from HOTM. I’m certainly enjoying this series! I was wondering about the matches jar…I think the link might not be right…Thanks! Patty

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